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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 7 February 1907Manchester, England, UK
Date of Death 14 September 1993Montreux, Switzerland  (cancer)
Birth NameGladys Ruth Allen
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Adrianne Allen was married to Raymond Massey from 1929 to 1939. The Masseys were great friends with William and Dorothy Whitney, who were divorced in the late 1930s. William was an international lawyer, and Adrianne went to him for the divorce. Shortly after the divorce of Adrianne and Raymond, William and Adrianne married, as did Raymond and Dorothy Whitney, and all lived happily ever after. Adrianne and Bill lived in London before and during WWII and Adrianne's children, Daniel Massey and Anna Massey, spent much of their time with the Whitneys. In the 1950s, Adrianne and Bill moved to Glion-sur-Montreux, Switzerland, where they lived out their days.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: annie whitney

Spouse (2)

William Dwight Whitney (20 July 1939 - 27 December 1973) (his death)
Raymond Massey (12 November 1929 - 5 July 1939) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (5)

Mother of actors Daniel Massey and Anna Massey.
Former sister-in-law of Vincent Massey.
Her divorce from Raymond Massey and subsequent marriage to her divorce lawyer (whose ex-wife married Massey) was the roundabout inspiration for Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin when they wrote the script for Adam's Rib (1949).
Noël Coward was the godfather to her son Daniel Massey.
Ex-mother-in-law of Adrienne Corri, Penelope Wilton and Jeremy Brett.

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